Note: before reading this blog, it might be an idea to visit the loo and then put on a cuppa. It’s lengthy… but worth a read.
What would happen if a cosmological being was sent on a mission to visit Earth, morph into human form and then report back on its observations? This is how it might read…
During my visit to Earth, the strange behaviours I observed led me to question human sanity. Here’s what I unravelled…
Many humans in ‘advanced’ western cultures are pre-occupied with money. The more they get, the more they spend. Most appear to spend more than they have, then borrow more money from institutions that charge more money to do so. This is called debt. Most of these institutions are very wealthy because they have little regard for humanity. Then humans have to work harder to get more money to pay back the debt. Confused? I was!
It appears that these problems are caused by greed – a condition where many humans and institutions desire more than they need.
Because many humans work long hours, they have less time to relax and be with their loved ones. To counter this, they wait until they retire (which means they stop working when they are older) so they can relax and have more time with loved ones. But in the meantime many become agitated, develop a condition called stress and suffer from deteriorating health. This often results in relationships falling apart and then there’s no loved one to spend time with.
To relieve their agitation they put many peculiar things into their bodies including a liquid substance called alcohol, which causes blindness if consumed undiluted. To prevent blindness, they mix in other liquids to dilute the alcohol. This has strange effects on their bodies and their behaviour, including unusual speech patterns, hysterical laughing, shrieking, crying, losing balance and becoming aggressive. One of the by-products of this alcohol epidemic is an abnormal amount of violence and vehicular accidents – except most are not accidents because they are preventable.
I asked many humans why they drink this liquid and they told me they do it to relax or have fun. When I asked what was preventing them from relaxing or having fun without alcohol, they didn’t appear to know.
Some said it brought out their true personality, so I asked why they needed alcohol to do that. They did not know. Some said they drank to escape. “Escape from what?” I asked. “A meteor shower, tsunami or avalanche?” It appears that they use alcohol to escape from themselves. But why?
After drinking alcohol, many humans feel very sick and make solemn vows called ‘never agains’. But alcohol must affect memory, because believe it or not, within a short space of time they are back at it.
There are also huge, wealthy organisations where toxic chemicals are blended with crushed dried leaves and the mixture packed into small paper cylinders. Around a billion humans pay trillions of dollars to light the cylinders and suck in the poisonous smoke, which damages their respiratory systems and causes various illnesses, often ending their lives prematurely.
Most humans know this is bad for them, but they choose to continue and would rather sacrifice their lives than cease to suck in chemical-laced smoke. This is where the term ‘sucked in’ comes from.
There is also a leafy plant which many dry, then pack it into paper cylinders or glass vessels. They light the substance and breathe the smoke in deeply. The effect is zombie-like behaviour smattered with outbursts of uncontrollable laughter. Consistent use results in diminished brain function and delusions for which many require small tablets for the remainder of their lives in an attempt to balance this condition.
Some inject a liquid made from poppy flowers directly into their blood stream while others sniff powder through their noses. When asked why, a common response was “It’s OK, it’s natural.”
When I mentioned that snake venom and strychnine are natural, so why not sniff or smoke them, there was no response (apart from one human who said he would ‘give it a go’ – but he passed out before that was possible).
No-one is forced into these rituals. It is a choice that many consider to be quite normal because others do the same. Why do they follow each other to self-destruction?
Yet this was only the beginning of my discoveries…
Governments (a group of humans who are elected by fellow humans to manage their countries) contribute to this cycle of violence, death and devastation. This occurs because governments have a vested interest from collecting lucrative taxes on the white cylinders and billions of litres of alcohol that humans pour down their throats.
Ironically, much of the money is needed to pay for more nurses, doctors, hospitals and rehabilitation centres to help these ill-fated humans.
Meanwhile, other government agencies continue to approve more licences to sell more alcohol and permit longer drinking hours. Should it not be reversed? Go figure! (That’s an Earth term meaning “What the?!”)
Then there are non-alcoholic drinks laced with sugar and caffeine. Television screens tell humans these drinks will boost energy. That is not true. These drinks give a false boost of energy for a brief time, only for the human to experience a fall when it wears off. This eventually results in the collapse of the human energy system.
Governments also have other ways to raise funds. In many of the buildings where humans drink alcohol, there are many rows of machines adorned with flashing lights and sounds to attract donors. Humans put money into the machines hoping they will receive more back than they put in. But this is impossible because the venues and governments ‘take’ a percentage of the contributions.
From ‘the take’, huge buildings have been built to house even more machines. In America, a religious group and crime syndicates developed a city called Las Vegas from ‘the take’. Every year, millions of humans go there to donate their money and drink alcohol.
Some humans become elected members of government so they can make heartfelt decisions to serve fellow humans. Yet most eventually make decisions according to the will of the group they have aligned with. Their intention to help humanity dissipates. What becomes more important is retaining power at the expense of what is right and fair for all.
Some humans are considered beautiful because they have symmetrical facial structures (compliments of the lucky sperm club). ‘Beautiful’ humans are often acclaimed by other humans. I found it quite odd how humans praise other humans’ bone proportions.
Many ‘beautiful’ people are used as mobile clothes hangers to display various garments.
Some ‘beautiful’ people are involved in a vocation called acting where they mimic others and appear in movies that are beamed onto large screens. An annual contest determines the best actors and the best films, but only those associated with the acting industry vote. Humans who watch the movies do not. The real reason for the competition is to dress up, be noticed and praised.
Many actors are very wealthy, yet insecure, although idolised by numerous humans. This is most peculiar, particularly as those who teach children and care for humans in hospitals receive little recognition and are paid very little.
Humans have even de-nourished their own food supply. Crops and food have been modified and controlled by large corporations who seek to make huge profits. Most of the Earth’s population has lost its natural vitality. Many humans are either very large or very small.
Eating has become an obsession in developed countries where cooks become celebrities. Believe it or not, they even compete on the television to see who can make the best meal.
I also came across extremely wealthy corporations involved in producing small tablets which assist humans to sustain their lives and give them relief from illnesses, diseases and anxiety… most of which are self-inflicted. Many humans in poor countries are denied access to the tablets because they do not have money. But the companies have more money than they need.
I was beginning to despair as I continued to ask myself, “Are humans insane?”
But I was looking forward to attending one of Earth’s biggest events called the Olympic Games which occur every four years, where humans from countries around the world gather together to play games, also known as sport. Initial reports indicated it was a celebration of unity. But that was not the reality.
What I saw was a commercial monolith focused on politics, image, lucrative sponsorship and television profits. From the thousands of humans who participated there were winners, and there were many others called losers. I felt the despair of many of the losers who did not perform to a preconceived standard after torturing their bodies for four years to prepare for the competition. If this event represents global unity, then what is left? Where else can humans find true harmony?
This concept of winning is unique to humans. Winning means beating or triumphing over another. It may not mean hurting another physically – although the effect can be emotionally devastating, resulting in ongoing behavioural problems.
A popular activity many humans engage in is hitting a green sphere over a fence with an object that looks like a musical instrument called a banjo. Known as tennis, there appears to be much love in this game, because they repeat the word regularly. But there is not. The person who wins the last point is the winner. That person feels elated while the other does not. There are four major global tennis events each year. At each there is a male and a female winner who feel elated and another 254 humans who do not.
This is common to most sports.
Other activities include boxing and martial arts, where rowdy humans yell and scream to encourage the participants to hurt each other (similar to football).
Winning extends further. Leaders of some countries like to be winners, so they declare war on other countries. A boundary (an imaginary line on the ground) is often the catalyst for fighting, torture, death and misery. Even humans within their own countries kill each other and leaders turn armed soldiers against fellow citizens.
I saw wars fought over oil, greed, power and religion. Some leaders of countries with weapons of mass destruction say other countries cannot have those weapons, or they will attack them. Yet it appears to me that even though these leaders may triumph, they are indeed losers.
Even language is changed to dehumanise atrocities. Instead of saying, “We attacked an enemy and also murdered other innocent humans who had no involvement”, they now say “There was collateral damage.”
I saw large, gentle creatures called whales slaughtered in the name of science, while governments lacked the courage to stand up against the executioners. I also saw revolutionaries on the high seas using aggression and intimidation against other humans to ‘protect’ these non-violent animals. Is this not ironic?
There is so much more to report, however, enough is enough. It is time to present my conclusions…
On Earth I saw greed, corruption, obesity, malnutrition, disease, loneliness, disrespect, envy, disregard, anger, violence, murder, abuse, control, manipulation, separation and more extraordinary abnormal behaviour.
Many humans live in ‘hope’, but the reality is that hope is futile because it is an intangible somewhere in the future. And the future, like tomorrow and like hope, will never come; it is always distant.
But more importantly is ‘NOW’, and ‘now’ is the place where I eventually unravelled the questions I had about humanity.
It was easy to see what was wrong on Earth, but I needed to be more vigilant to seek what was true. I realised I had focused on what humans did, rather than who they truly are. I had neglected to genuinely connect and be totally present with humans when I communicated with them.
And then when I did, something magical happened. I looked into human eyes and I saw sadness, despair, fear, resignation and sometimes almost nothing. Yet there was something else I saw – a flicker, a glow.
In a moment of revelation I recognised that within every single human on Earth, even the most disturbed, is a light: an inner-fire just waiting to be kindled. For some the light is dull, for others it is a bright glow radiating out and touching others.
That light is Love.
Most humans have chosen to build protective shields to hide their light. They appear to be continually dousing water onto a fire that refuses to go out.
Humans feel hurt from an absence of love. Yet ironically, their natural essence is love, which is omnipresent from childhood. But humans shut it down and deny loving themselves. Hence the hurt and the abnormal destructive behaviours I saw on Earth.
Ironically, by doing so, they are missing out on a life of constant joy.
Love is the most powerful and unifying agent in the universe. And no matter how many reject it or fight against it, love is expanding on planet Earth right now.
More and more humans around the planet have made the choice to discard the abnormal, unloving lives they previously lived and instead, now live with self-care, compassion, brotherhood, service, love and freedom.
The changes in their lives have inspired others to live with love and discover how wonderful life really is. In turn, more humans will be inspired and so it will continue.
So to answer the question, “Are humans insane?” the answer is “No”.
Humans have simply lost their way without comprehending how much love and potential they hold within.
A little crazy? Yes.
Translated by: Rod Harvey, Marketing Manager, Gold Coast, Australia
I love the line “they appear to be continually dousing water onto a fire that refuses to go out”. It’s true, no matter how much we dim out light throughout our lives, when we choose to connect once again the fire we come from, we find it is still burning brightly. Sure it takes work to clear all the debris that we have built up over time, but the connection to our truth is never actually lost.
This is a great line Joanne – we are in the strange situation of putting extra effort into delaying the inevitable and avoiding our joyful, loving way to be miserable.
So gorgeous Rod, loved this playful way of looking at where our world is really at. “Humans have simply lost their way without comprehending how much love and potential they hold within.” We certainly have lost our way and wouldn’t it be interesting if someone was truly to do an assessment of the earth. To then play back on every tv station globally, what the results were and why they assessed us in such a way. Something to make people stop and look at truly what is going on.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this blog Rod and your way of presenting the truth and craziness of how we are living with humour and compassion and understanding that we are not insane – just a little lost.
When you put it all like that Rod we do seem insane and the ridiculousness of human life would be funny if it wasn’t so disturbing. However the light within each of us is undeniable even when resisted or rejected… and if nurtured and expressed, has the power to heal the insanity.
Hilarious Rod, but I love the gear change into the poignancy of what we are all so pointedly ignoring about ourselves.
It is the stuff of great comedy, but also painful to face up to.
The line that really made my afternoon: “They appear to be continually dousing water onto a fire that refuses to go out.”
We douse anything onto that fire. Yet it continues to burn. One day we will stop.
This is a very interesting blog Rod, looking at the bigger picture from outside the human perspective. I would have to agree that by watching human behavior you would have to conclude that humans do not follow logic or rational thoughts, and do very little to work towards the very thing they want the most. It is easy to miss but that spark in the eyes is ever present, equally in all. Humans have deceived themselves, and all have participated in creating a grand illusion for each other. The spark in their eyes is merely a hint of our divine origins and this world is a stage for us to see that everything we create without the divine love of our forgotten origins will be horrible. But with that divine love, we can live heaven on earth.
Sometimes we are so immersed in the so called normal society that we cannot see things in perspective, like someone looking from the outside in does, and wondering what´s happening to human beings? and calling things for what they are in an unusual but very true way. It can be hilarious and it can be tragic, but it is not the natural way we are living as a whole. Great report of human life, especially when at the end you refer to the inner essence, not to forget in the middle of all the corruption, greed, selfishness and emptiness.
This is such an awesome article Rod, a great re read and in answer to the question posed by the title I would have to say yes human behaviour is insane! Thank God for Universal Medicine who though their presentations are making sense of it all.
It takes the wisdom from our cosmological being friend to hand it to us straight, ‘Love is the most powerful and unifying agent of the universe.’ Now question is, are we ready to comprehend exactly how much love and potential we actually hold within us?
Your article paints the picture very clearly Rod, thank you. The trouble is for most of humanity we are so deeply embedded in the way of living you describe that we cannot see how truly ridiculous it all is.
Rod I didn’t need to go to the loo or get a cup of tea although there was a bit there I had to swallow as I have been part of some of the craziness. But one day I looked into the eyes of a human named Serge Benhayon and saw a reflection of light and joy, like looking into what the humans call a mirror and I recognised me looking back at me.
Thank you Rod for highlighting what we do simply to avoid who we truly are. It’s absolutely crazy that so many choose to indulge in their hurts rather than focus on love especially self-love. “Humans feel hurt from an absence of love. Yet ironically, their natural essence is love, which is omnipresent from childhood. But humans shut it down and deny loving themselves. Hence the hurt and the abnormal destructive behaviours I saw on Earth.” This is a wonderful reminder and confirmation giving me a clear understanding of why people carry out the behaviours they do. Sometimes depending on who it is I can so easily forget where their actions are coming from and take it personally but when I see the bigger picture it makes so much sense.
Oh yes when I read this I definitely feel that we are more than a bit off track.
I love your description of what alcohol does to humans – I know so many people who are convinced they are being themselves after a pint or two but I have watched many an intelligent man or woman go into a personality that is loud, argumentative, and not at all like the person I knew beforehand. I can see that for some it is just a small step into physical violence and harming themselves or another. The health service of many countries would be a lot better off if no alcohol was consumed, there would be far fewer liver transplants, far fewer road deaths and less accident cases visiting Accident and Emergency departments. I am not suggesting prohibition – we need to come to that decision for ourselves. Alcohol is a poison that chemically alters our brain function and our physical body, and perhaps Doctors can help by no longer saying ‘drinking in moderation is OK’.
Have you noticed that doctors who say ‘drinking in moderation is OK’ usually don’t mind a drink themselves? Often it may be an expensive wine…but the quality of the alcohol is still equal to the quality of alcohol in a cheap flagon.
And so the question could be asked…”Doctor, what is moderation?” And the truthful doctor could reply, “it depends on how much poison you think your body can tolerate in one sitting”.
Absolutely Rod this is a great point and totally undoes the supposed intelligence that sits in the chair before us answering the questions…
I agree Carmel, I always find it somewhat ridiculous that a poison that causes so much death, destruction, illness and disease is considered healthy if consumed in small doses. The old saying “everything in moderation” keeps people in the illusion that moderate drinking is OK as long as you know when to reign it in. The facts are slowly starting to rear their head – starting with “there are no safe levels of drinking alchohol”.
Great observation, written with humour and a plyfull-ness but delivers a strong message. Indeed its hard to see the incredibly stupid things we do to ourselves with alchol, but with the goverments giving out “safe Guidelines” for drinking its something that is going to take a huge shift in humanity to see the enourmous problems alcohol brings to the human body.
I loved the idea of a visiting inteligent being questioning our habits, one day we will all question these traits and many more.
This is such a classic blog!
It is really quite astounding how absurd our society has become in so many ways. Some of the things we just consider normal, if we really step back and look at them form the bigger picture – are really completely crazy! Insane!
Such a playful way to expose this Rob.
It is very healing in itself to observe what is going on around us – rather than being ‘in it’ so to speak. To observe we need to come from a base of connection within ourselves and then we can see more clearly what is going on around us, rather than absorbing or reacting to it. Observation is a choice and requires will – as it is common for us to live our lives so that we do not see and feel what is happening within and around us. This article whilst funny in the presentation, support us to see the absolute lack of common sense and harm that we are creating through the choices we make in our lives, and at the same time calls us to more deeply connect to who we are – thank you Rob.
I think many human behaviours actually are insane! But is it the humans or the energy that impulses their choices that makes them so? Is it reaction to their hurts that drives them to distraction? We really need to get to the bottom of what is driving our loveless absurd ways to start arresting them and reclaiming love as our foundation.
This article deeply exposes the flaws in our idea of what it means to be intelligent, for can we be intelligent when we disregard our bodies and have a deep need to better another, to use two of your many great examples. A lot of what you describe Rod is a disharmonious state and when we look at the animal kingdom this is not something that we see in nature. That we prop ourselves up with drugs and seem to be surviving rather than thriving shows to me that we are living less than the true intelligence that we innately come from. Time for a re-definition of what it means to be intelligent, because as you summarise, we all have a deep love within us, and it makes a lot of sense that we should start to let this love out, looking after ourselves and each other better would be a great first step towards this.
I love what you bring up here Rod that “Ironically, much of the money is needed to pay for more nurses, doctors, hospitals and rehabilitation centres to help these ill-fated humans.” government bodies are issuing licences to sell more and more alcohol as they corruptly get income from the taxation however as a society we are only getting more and more health related problems and thus much more of this money is having to be spent on the health care of the patients. Maybe it is time to go to the source of the issue and stop overloading authorising the growth of alcoholism.
I can fully relate to the building walls protecting the inner fire and at times pouring on the water… there may have been a drop or two whiskey in it, to insure nothing could escape for the world to see. Universal Medicine has allowed me to see the walls I have built and I have chosen to take them down and embrace the world with what I have been hiding… the tender, loving and gentle man I am.
What a thoroughly good read Rod, I Love it! Connection is the key number 1, and taking care is key number 2, to turn around much of the absurd things we humans do.
Are humans crazy? What a question. It was 5 degrees’s the other morning. I was dressed in layer upon layer and then I see a man walking in thongs. Now thongs in Australia are like sandles – your feet are bare, completely open to the almost freezing cold air. That to me seemed crazy. But then for this guy maybe he didn’t feel cold at all. So the crazy thing was not so much that this guy was wearing thongs, but that this guy was not able to feel. When we all actually feel so much, it showed me how crazy it is for us to numb ourselves to all that we feel and the harm that we do to ourselves because of it.
I know what you mean Vicky, as every morning I walk around my local park and to me it feels fresh so I put on a fleece and sometimes my autumn downy coat and on two occasions people have commented and said ‘it’s so warm why are you wearing a winter coat’ and obviously my reply is ‘I feel the cold’ but there seems to be this perception that because its August here in the Uk, it then must be summer and the word summer means hot, but is it actually as hot as we want to believe – in the mornings my body says no it isn’t.
I agree Vicky, and I also often see people wearing thongs in my shop when it’s winter and really cold. I asked a lady one day “aren’t your feet cold?” she answered “my feet? I haven’t felt them in years!”. So numbness is a choice we make and then we champion our numbness because it means we don’t have to feel. How far do we get away from loving ourselves and nurturing our beautiful selves. This part of us does appear crazy!
Beautifully observed Vicky the fact that we can choose through behaviours and activities not to feel what is so natural for us to feel tells us immediately that something is quite off.
That was a wonderful read Rod, thanks!
How crazy have I been?
Pretty crazy…and I see it…but there is a cure for us all.
Yes crazy, yet we are the ones that keep these destructive cycles happening, not just do we keep them happening but we justify why they work when they so blatantly don’t. Dishonesty is one of the most aggressive epidemic diseases us human beings create for ourselves
I agree Toni. It amazes me the lengths some people will go to, to justify these destructive behaviours work. I have been living so ignorantly and arrogantly of the dishonesty taking place around me thinking it wasn’t affecting me and that it was not my business. Boy, am I realising now more than ever how saying nothing and therefore feeding this dishonesty serves no-one!
Rod your article lightly pokes fun at the absurdity of what is going on on earth, and allows us to feel the enormity of the situation. However I love when the visitor looks into the human eye and feels the spark inside each and everyone of us. Therein lies the the way to resolve the big picture problems – lighting the spark within until it becomes a flame.
Great blog Rod not only is it a great read and humorous it highlights the fact that much of how we live is quite crazy and we deem it ‘normal’. This blog needs to be accessible to more of humanity to read so they can begin to wake up out of their self- imposed slumber and see what is really going on.
Rod when you write it all down like that it seems absurd, absolutely ludicrous. I could write about most of my life in the same way and it would be just as ridiculous as everything else that you have mentioned. I am so grateful to Serge Benhayon for standing out so brightly as a very real example of how it is to make different choices and to live a different way.
Wow Rod, I am almost speechless after reading your blog. I enjoyed your light and comical way offering us as the reader an opportunity to deeply consider the way we live on our planet and indeed, are we insane? I was thinking as I was reading it, yes we are. Then to get to the end and be reminded that really we are not, we have just lost our way. It almost bought tears to my eyes with the reminder that we all have an inner light and the simplicity of reconnecting with it and letting it out for all to see. Thank you Rod for a powerful piece offering much to ponder on.
Well written article Rod, I do see this light in the eyes of people when I connect and choose to see this beauty that is there. It is hard to hide because everybody is that love first before they choose to dimm and hide it with emotions, identifications and reactions to the hurts that they think the are. We are all coming from love, as a baby we knew this and felt it, and slowly chosen to hide it because we where not seen from love anymore as we grew up it became more about what we can do to fit into this system of existence in lovelessness. Our choice to feel this love from inside is key and answer to our quality of life.
Humans have indeed lost their way… Thank you Rod for translating this enlightening picture of us all… And yet the way is always there inside us all, as is the light, as is the love; always there just waiting just waiting for the spark to be let, the flame to be rekindled.
This post is so much fun to read because it is so true! As human beings we have lost our way and the quicker we realize it the better and begin to get honest and eventually truthful with ourselves.
Why human beings engage in all kind of self-destructive habits is worth posing a question and worth talking about the issue. One thing is very clear, it is a matter of choices based on hurts we carry and we want to avoid feeling.
So many ‘rituals’ in society do not support us “No-one is forced into these rituals. It is a choice that many consider to be quite normal because others do the same”. And yes many of us do continue to follow by choice, in over consumption of alcohol, cigarettes, fat, sugar etc as well as all the other drug and behaviour habits that cause life style illness and disease. I would suggest that if for even a moment we stopped to consider and feel in truth how these substances and behaviours feel in our bodies we would not continue to use them.
This is very well written Rod. It is so simple when we really look at how much crazy stuff we do here on earth. Great article loved it.
An excellent exposure of the human condition and beautiful to feel that spark of love that is in every person on Earth responding to the love of the Universe.
Brilliant report Rod exposing how we have simply forgotten to live the love that we are, from our essence within. And from this how our behaviours have developed and created the world that we exist in today. This is probably why this existence does feel so foreign as it doesn’t make sense to the inner-heart of our being. However there is another way, a way to re-turn to our Love, to live from this essence that we are and we can begin to live this way now. And as you beautifully said – “More and more humans around the planet have made the choice to discard the abnormal, unloving lives they previously lived and instead, now live with self-care, compassion, brotherhood, service, love and freedom”.
Absolutely true Carola, and this is the way it has always been. The Ageless Wisdom has been there for aeons showing there is a way to live with harmony.
The bastardisation of what is truly going on is apparent in so much we see, “collateral damage” is really murder, human trafficking is slavery, alcohol is poison, cigarettes are lethal, if we call a spade a spade we can start to see the true cruelty and insanity that has become our normal. I love how this article exposes the ridiculousness of much of what we live and accept.
I often feel,like an alien myself in this world! It’s only recently I have found others that do not support the systems in place and have found the Love you refer to and have chosen a different way to live, as you say you only have to look into their eyes to see their light and know they also don’t feel like they belong.
Love this blog. “It was easy to see what was wrong on Earth, but I needed to be more vigilant to seek what was true. I realised I had focused on what humans did, rather than who they truly are. I had neglected to genuinely connect and be totally present with humans when I communicated with them”. You as the alien fell into the same untruth all humans do when they are born in their full light and then buy into a life of identification and recognition instead of love. We grow up and define ourselves by what is untrue, we focus on doing instead of being and all this because we loose connection and conscious presence. Strong forces acting here, but as you said the fire is innate in all of us and it is just a matter of choice to ignite this fire and live truth.